Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 17A: General, 1949-1972

7 boxes
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Subseries 17A: General, 1949-1972 (bulk 1957-1972) concerns a variety of subjects, filed in alphabetical order, mainly concerning relationships with institutes, colleges, and organizations. Topics range from the lease of facilities to inter-university studies and educational exchange programs with foreign institutions


No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Helene van Rossum and Rosalba Varallo in 2004-2005 with the help of Catherine Malina '05, Evgenia Raikh '07, Lindsey Huddle '07, Sarah Greer '06, and Janaya Kizzie. Finding aid written by Helene van Rossum and Rosalba Varallo in 2004-2005.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Material in the collection is restricted for thirty years. The contents of a folder may not be viewed until thirty years after the most recent date marked on the folder. Subseries 2.1 (Administrative–Board of Trustees) is restricted for thirty years, and Subseries 16.2 (Students–A-Z) for 75 years. Restrictions beyond thirty years are noted in the relevant series and folder descriptions, and on the relevant boxes and folders. Subseries 8.2 (Personal–Biographical) and Subseries 19.1 (Photographs and Audiovisual–Photographs) are open immediately with no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. For instances beyond Fair Use, if copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of materials from the Princeton University Archives.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Subseries 17A: General; Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup, AC193, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 429-435

Find More

Other Finding Aids

The Office of the President Records: Robert F. Goheen Subgroup forms part of the Princeton University Office of the President Records. Finding Aids for other subgroups and portions of the collection are also available online:

Office of the President Records: Jonathan Dickinson to Harold W. Dodds Subgroup, 1746-1999 (bulk 1830-1869): Finding Aid.

Office of the President Records: William G. Bowen Subgroup, 1940-1998 (bulk 1972-1987): Finding Aid.

Office of the President Records: Harold T. Shapiro Subgroup, 1961-2001 (bulk 1987-2001): Finding Aid.

A finding aid to Goheen's personal papers, which are unrelated to his term as President, is also available online: Robert F. Goheen Papers, 1939-2000: Finding Aid


For biographical information see 'Princeton's Goheen Years,' Daily Princetonian, Vol. XCV, No 70 (May, 1971), 'The New President,' Princeton Alumni Weekly, Vol. LVII, no 13 (January 18, 1957), and biographical materials and clippings in Series 8.2.

Princeton University
Princeton University Faculty.
Princeton University. Trustees
Goheen, Robert F. (Robert Francis) (1919-2008)